Media Advisory: Pikachu Protest Against Japanese LNG Expansion to Take Place During Prime Minister Kishida’s White House Visit

April 9, 2024By Valentina StacklAsia, Press Releases

On April 10-11, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will meet with U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington, DC, address Congress, and join a trilateral meeting with Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.. This visit comes on the heels of the Biden Administration’s decision to pause pending LNG export approvals to non-free trade countries after intense pressure from frontline communities. Many don’t realize that Japan is one of the largest financiers of U.S. LNG export projects and is working to derail clean energy transitions across Asia and globally. 

Pikachu-clad activists at COP28 call on Japan to end financing for fossil fuels

December 4, 2023By Valentina StacklAsia, Press Releases, Stop Funding Fossils 1 Comment

A global coalition of civil society groups organized a demonstration at the COP28 climate negotiations in UAE on “Finance Day” to demand that the Japanese government stop financing new fossil fuel projects and shift support to renewable energy. The action featured activists wearing inflatable Pikachu costumes and a slogan calling on Japan to say #SayonaraFossilFuels.